About Thomas G. Sampson M.D.

Dr. Sampson is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon who developed the "lateral approach" to hip arthroscopy in 1984.

More recently, he pioneered arthroscopic surgical techniques to treat Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI) to reshape the ball (femoral head) so that it fits better in the socket (acetabulum).

In addition, Dr. Sampson specializes in revision hip arthroscopy and can easily determine whether a patient is a candidate. Revision hip arthroscopy is when a patient has had a previous hip arthroscopy yet still experiences pain or has continued restrictive motion.

Dr. Sampson welcomes patients to contact him to discuss their specific hip injury and whether hip arthroscopy can help them.
  • In practice since 1982 and in that time performed thousands of hip surgeries.
  • Nationally and internationally recognized and has lectured and performed surgeries as a visiting professor in the following countries:
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • England
    • France
    • Germany
    • Mexico
    • South Korea
  • Senior Partner at Post Street Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
  • Director of Hip Arthroscopy at Post Street Surgery Center.
  • Master Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and has taught hundreds of orthropaedic surgeons on his techniques.
  • Medical Director of the Total Joint Center at St. Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco.
  • Most importantly, Dr. Sampson strives for personal, thorough, and compassionate care for all his patients as well as educating them on their hip condition.

Dr. Sampson's Background

Pre-Medical Education: University of Oregon 1969-1970 (Biology and Frosh Football), University of California, Riverside; B.S. Biochemistry, 1973.

Medical Education: Georgetown University Medical School; 1973-1977

Internship: Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, 1977-1978

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery: University Of California, San Francisco, 1978-1982

Board Certification: July 19, 1985 ABOS

Medical Societies:

Current Licenses:

  • The Medical Board of California Physician and Surgeons
  • Radiography and Fluoroscopy X-Ray Supervisor and Operator
Hospital Appointments:
  • Active Staff, Post Street Surgery 2001 to present.
  • Former Associate Clinical Professor; University of California, San Francisco, 1982 to 2006.